Curzon Film World
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
1 Oct 2015
1 Dec 2015
Result publication date
25 Apr 2016
UK release date
11 Nov 2016
Francofonia is a co-produced drama directed by Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark). The film tells the story of museum director Jacques Jaujard (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) and German officer Count Franz Wolff-Metternich (Benjamin Utzerath) who work together to protect Louvre artworks from the Nazis.
It was screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival and in the Masters section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
Louisa Dent, Managing Director of Curzon Artificial Eye, said:
"Creative Europe support makes a significant contribution to Curzon's ability to champion European film. It not only helps us take acquisition risks and mount ambitious releases of non-national European films, but also encourages collaboration with European partners such as sales agents and filmmakers."
Curzon has also received funding from Creative Europe to support the release of European films in the UK through the Automatic Distribution scheme.